What’s in the Bag: Canadian Brooke Henderson Wins Lotte Championship


Brooke Henderson won the Lotte Championship in Hawaii by four shots on Sunday and dedicated the victory to all those impacted by the bus crash of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in Saskatchewan, Canada.

“I know it kind of affected my whole country,” Henderson said. “Everybody really took it kind of personally.”

Henderson, 20, led wire-to-wire to pick up her sixth LPGA Tour title and first win in 2018.

“Mentally I was in a great spot this week,” she said. “I missed a couple putts, which you could argue that mentally I wasn’t there … but I think to recover from that and … put it in the past and then go out and make some more birdies. And, being the leader since early Thursday, that does add a little of pressure.”

Henderson is ranked 13th in the world and is projected to move to second in the Race to CME Globe, the LPGA Tour’s season-long points race.

Brooke Henderson’s Clubs

(As reported by Golf Digest and The Hackers Paradise)

VIDEO CAPTION: Henderson talks about club fitting and being a Ping ambassador.

Brooke Henderson is a long hitter. She ranks 11th in driving distance on the LPGA Tour and averaged 288.75 yards on her tee shots at the Lotte Championship, according to Golf Digest.

Henderson uses a 48-inch driver and sometimes hits it off the deck, like she did on her second shot at the par-5 14th hole in the final round. That decision helped set up a key birdie to pad her lead coming down the stretch.

All the below clubs include Ping shafts.

Driver: Ping G400 (9 degrees) stiff flex 48 inch shaft

3-Wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees) stiff flex

5-Wood: Ping G400 (17.5 degrees) stiff flex

Hybrid: Ping G400 (22 degrees) stiff flex

Irons: Ping i200 (5-PW) stiff flex

Wedges: Ping i200 (50 degrees); Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth (54, 58 degrees)

Putter: Ping Cadence TR Anser 2 (heavy version)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Neil Sagebiel

Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.

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